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DocsOnline is dedicated to guide you through our extensive documentary catalog, scene by scene, and help you learn and teach about the world we live in. Join us to receive a weekly post with inspiring interviews, extraordinary footage, and other fascinating documentary content. We will spark your imagination and increase your awareness. 

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In today’s “post-truth” world, educating ourselves about important issues and finding varied and reliable information sources is as critical as ever. We live in hectic times. On the internet, gossip acquires fact status in nanosecond. People, including politicians, cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion they desire. So if you feel stranded, trying to make sense of the blinding fog of (mis)information, you have come to the right place. We present  documentary films as an in-depth and inspiring resource and offer a perfect platform to educate oneself and others. 

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Explore The Truth

Documentaries are nonfictional films about actual people and events made to either inform, observe, portray, convince, investigate, or dramatize. To help you quickly determine which film is appropriate for your needs, we have categorized our catalog according to the filmmaker’s  intentions mentioned above. For example, if you are looking to get knowledgeable fast about a particular issue, an informative documentary may be the best place to start. But for a deep-dive, an observing or investigating documentary may be better.

Rich Context Included

Our catalog contains a vast selection of free documentary scenes, each utterly thought-provoking and linked to the full film for further representation. To optimize the learning potential of our catalog, each scene and film is richly contexted with facts, figures, and related video material. When browsing our website, you’ll find these categorized as debate, excerpt, speech, or Q&A.

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Using documentary films in an educational setting

A direct path to engagement is simply to tell a good story. Documentary film, engages and instructs through storytelling. Even when excellent course materials are available, the addition of documentary film to teaching brings a number of enhancements.

Despite the apparent passivity of watching, visual media can lead to greater engagement with the material, which leads to high retention. Ask yourself how many good movie scenes you can recall? Now–how many good textbook passages? 

for the learner: Viewing a film demands less of the audience than reading text or clicking through a course. The learner follows along with the story without conscious effort.

Viewing documentaries together, gives people the opportunity to voice out their opinions, which not only strengthens the group’s bond but also gives a platform to learn about everyone’s views in the group.

“Watch this” (at home, in class, on a phone) is an easy task to assign and to complete. Much easier than “read pages 148-207” or “complete Module 5.”